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Van Gogh by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith.. The guy who painted the picture that graces one of my credit cards was profoundly interesting, even forgetting the ear story. This is one of the liveliest of bios. Stunning, smart.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"In their magisterial new biography, “Van Gogh: The Life,” Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith provide a guided tour through the personal world and the work of that Dutch painter, shining a bright light on the evolution of his art while articulating what is sure to be a controversial theory of his death at the age of 37."

The New York Times

"This generation’s definitive portrait of the great Dutch post-Impressionist . . . [The authors’] most important achievement is to produce a reckoning with Van Gogh’s occasional ‘madness’ that doesn’t lose sight of the lucidity and intelligence—the profound sanity—of his art."


Author bio: Gregory White Smith and Steven Naifeh have collaborated on many books, including The Mormon Murders, Final Justice, A Stranger in the Family, and Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, which was a National Book Award finalist and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. They are also co-editors of the well-known reference works The Best Doctors in America and The Best Lawyers in America. Their most recent book was On a Street Called Easy, in a Cottage Called Joye. They live in South Carolina. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Nonfiction Thriller; (953 pp. Kindle/Print editions.)

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